Royal Parks welcome birth with playground plan

The Royal Parks has welcomed the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son on 22 July with the hope he plays in one of the newly improved playgroudns in the parks.

Cheif executive Linda Lennon said:

"On behalf of the team working across the eight Royal Parks, I would like to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their new baby boy. Kensington Gardens has long been enjoyed by members of the Royal Family and we are excited at the prospect of its newest member having adventures of their own in our family-friendly parks and play-spaces."
 
The Duke and Duchess live at Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, where 750,000 visits are made by parents and children each year to the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.
 
In the last year, The Royal Parks has improved eight of its 14 playgrounds - the Victoria Tower Gardens Playground beside the House of Parliament; the soon to reopen Marylebone Playground in The Regent’s Park, Petersham Gate and Kingston Gate playground in Richmond Park, Bushy Park Playground, Greenwich Park playground, Hyde Park Bowls and Tennis Centre play area and Hyde Park Lido playground.

The Royal Parks is working with its charity fundraising partner, the Royal Parks Foundation, to make further improvements to the playgrounds in the Parks. The South Carriage Drive Playground in Hyde Park will be refurbished in the coming year. The Royal Parks Foundation is also actively sourcing funding to refurbish Gloucester Green and Primrose Hill Playgrounds in The Regent’s Park;


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